Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Very tasty colorful italian style pasta salad!
I love this recipe. I make a couple of changes that reflected more of my taste. I used 8ozs of Cheddar and 8ozs of pepper jack. A whole package of mini pepperoni, and olive oil instead of canola. This also seems to keep well in the fridge for at least 5 days.
I have been making this recipe for many years. Lost my paper copy and was very happy to find this online. I quarter the pepperoni slices or use the mini pepperoni so it is divided a bit more evenly. I have added olives, mushrooms, peppers and have substituted mozzarella too. It has been a hit every time it has been served.
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This is one of my sister's favorite pasta salad recipes. She will often add black olives and peppers and leave out the croutons. Its a huge hit at potlucks and a staple for our family!
This salad was really good. Used sun dried tomatoes from a jar, drained and chopped instead of fresh, it added extra flavor. Best eaten the day its made, the pasta really soaks up the dressing.
Made this salad this evening, turned out great. Still in refrigerator soaking up the seasoning and getting cold. I used salami, instead of pepperoni. I cut into small cubes. I also used shredded 4 cheese Mexican cheese, don't like cheddar cheese, added a couple tablespoon balsamic vinegar, chopped onions and 1 chopped jalapeno pepper, I like spicy.. I also used two different kind of pasta. Used olive oil, that is what I have in my home...Turned out great....I always like to put my own spin on these recipe. I am a great cook.
Pizza salad was delicious, I prepared it for a bowling banquet & it was a success, several people asked for the recipe. They told me they had tried to make this before but it was never this good. I must say that I cut back on the cheese cubes, I also cut the peperoni in halve.
I make this all the time. I use a couple bottles of zesty Italian dressing (or regular) then you don't have to use the vinegar, oil, or oregano. I also mince fresh garlic instead of the powder. Works great using salami with pepper jack cheese.
I want to make this, but I don't have any red wine vinegar. I'm not able to get out to store due to recent surgery. I have white distilled vinegar. Is it ok to use that instead or should I use something else as a substitute for the red wine vinegar? Thanks